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10-28-2005, 12:25 AM
Ive been into car audo forever, but now Im interested in making my own speakers, and sub for HT.

I have a couple questions to get me started.

Im starting with the subwoofer, since I have ok speakers for now...

So, since I got quite a bit of bass in my vehicle, so im sure that I will want the same from my HT sub...

Id use this sub for Movies, but probably more music than movies.

The first HT sub I want to try out is the Dayton MKIII I beleive its called.

And the 1000W Plate amp @ Parts Express.

The sub is a single 4OHM, and im not too sure how these amps work, as ive never seen one up close, or had any experience with them.... Does this work like car audio? Do I have to wire the sub/amp in some way to get a certain OHM load?

Also, Im going ported, as in my vehicle, so what tuning freq. would I be looking for for music/movies?

Get me jump started ;)

PV Audio
10-28-2005, 12:28 AM
that subwoofer is a SVC. run some wire from the spades on the amp to the springs on the sub and you're gold. VERY good driver here, and i'd tune to around low to mid 20s with the 15". i'll consider myself the resident go-to guy on that particular driver :)

10-28-2005, 12:32 AM

So what size box did you find ideal?

PV Audio
10-28-2005, 12:38 AM
IIRC, somewhere around 5 cubes is nice.